Angry victim armed himself

Nottingham Magistrates' Court
Nottingham Magistrates' Court

A 22-year-old Hucknall man was so angry after being assaulted that he went home and armed himself with a hunting knife, a court heard.

However he ended up being arrested and charged for having a blade in a public place.

At Nottingham Magistrates’ court, he was handed a 16-week prison-sentence, which was suspended for 12 months.

Aieron Thornhill, of Laughton Crescent, Ruffs Estate was told by the court that his sentence was so severe because “there could have been dreadful consequences”.

“He was cross due to what had happened to him, and was drunk at the time,” it was said.

Thornhill pleaded guilty to the offence, which happened on Saturday 8th November. He was placed under a curfew and ordered to wear an electronic tag for eight weeks from 9pm to 6am and under the supervision of the probation service for 12 months.

He must pay costs of £85 and a victim surcharge of £80.